The World is Safer Than You

An abusive relationship story

Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash

You told me the world was unsafe and that I could not do better — you reminded me I would only grow older. There’s a cluster of spider veins on my thigh that you promised no man would overlook. You said it would be dangerous to live alone, travel alone.

But the world is safer than you. Out here, I have space for my ancestors and guardian…

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